Weekly Roundup

Hello! How’s your week? I’m reinstating my weekly roundup posts because I want to share more than fashion on this blog. This week: work was stressful, it was so hot outside that I wanted to learn to teleport to and from work, I worked on an art project for my boyfriend’s birthday, I checked an item off my 101 Things in 1001 Days list, and I worked on a few upcoming blog posts. In the running, I have more Stitch Fix reviews, and reviews for a new subscription box and a fashion app.

Unfortunately I’m not going to have as many “out and about” photos as I used to in these posts, but we’ll get there again eventually.

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I’m completely obsessed with the fact that vampire-loving Victorians made these “slaying kits.” This particular item was at auction for an estimate of 2,000-3,000 pounds and sold for 7,500 pounds.

Some tips on getting rid of bad dreams during the pandemic. Because I’ve been waking up in a cold sweat four to five times a week lately and apparently I’m not alone.

I despise Mark Zuckerberg, but this made me cackle. He’s definitely an extraterrestrial.

The Yorkshire Museum, a true instigator of good if there ever was one, is having a curator battle on Twitter to see who has the best museum bum. I personally think that Perseus with the Head of Medusa at the Met has the best museum bum, and you can’t convince me otherwise (which is sad because I’m on Medusa’s side). But there are a lot of good ones out there. It’s also the cutest thing ever that the Grant Museum of Zoology submitted their bumblebee sample into the running!

I can’t talk about the Twitter curator battle without also discussing their request for museums’ creepiest objects. This is a true, amazing, internet rabbit hole. Maybe this is why I’m having so many bad dreams. And the thread for the sassiest object is pure gold.

Everything you need to know about season two of Sweet Magnolias. I need more comforting TV.

I use the productivity app Todoist religiously for my personal life. They have a blog called Ambition & Balance with tons of helpful articles about productivity.

This also made me laugh: Just Show Us the Aliens Already.

The Frick Museum has an amazing series on Youtube called Cocktails with a Curator. They have one for my favorite Vermeer painting, Officer and Laughing Girl. I gasped out loud the first time I saw it in person. No picture on the internet can do it justice — it’s like it’s illuminated from the inside. Add it to your art bucket list.

There’s been a lot of talk about space exploration lately, which makes sense because clearly we feel a “universal” pull to escape this planet. But not enough people are talking about the next frontier of ocean exploration. People are working on an underwater equivalent of an international space station.

And last but not least: If you haven’t watched The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix yet, please do it. This isn’t a link, this is just free life advice.

Thanks for reading!

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